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Audi tops Le Mans warm-up
Jun18

Audi tops Le Mans warm-up

The rain may have disappeared by accidents and red flags still struck the morning warm-up in preparation for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Audi topped the charts with Andre Lotterer setting the fastest time in a session that was disrupted by crashes by two LM P2 machines. Paul-Loup Chatin went off early in the session and suffering impact with the barriers in the Paniz Barthez Ligier. While the rain has stopped, there were still a couple...

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Ford makes history on return
Jun17

Ford makes history on return

Ford’s dominating performance in Wednesday qualifying combined with Thursday’s horrendous weather clinched a historic pole position for the No.68 Ford GT of Dirk Mueller in the GTE-Pro calss. Ford will start 1-2-4-5 after qualifying with only the lead AF Corse Ferrari spoiling the Ford party. In fact, the GTE-Pro battle will be a repeat of the famous Ford versus Ferrari battles from the 60s with Ferrari and Ford filling...

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Rain seals pole for Porsche
Jun16

Rain seals pole for Porsche

Torrential rain and heavy storms has guaranteed Porsche locked in pole position for the No.2 car for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. Very few cars were able to better their times from last night’s session leaving the No.2 Porsche of Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb on the top spot. Porsche secured the top two spots with a pair of Toyota Hybrids and the two Audis running two by two on the grid behind them. Neel...

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Risi’s Le Mans return
Jun16

Risi’s Le Mans return

After last competing at Le Mans in 2010, American Ferrari squad Risi Competizione is finally back at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Houston-based squad quickly showed despite missing the race for five consecutive years, they were quickly on the pace by setting the second-fastest lap in yesterday’s initial practice. Risi Competizione has entered a winning lineup in the quest for its fourth Le Mans class victory in seven attempts....

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The face of Le Mans in 2030
Jun16

The face of Le Mans in 2030

Michelin has joined forces with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest to look to the future to see what entries for the 24 Hour of Le Mans will look like in 2030. Created by Michelin in 2001 to encourage and recognise the work of young designers, the Michelin Challenge Design has gone on to become one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind. Over the past 15 years, it has attracted more than 8,000 participants from no fewer...

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Flying Fords to the front in qualifying
Jun16

Flying Fords to the front in qualifying

Initial qualifying at the 24 Hours of Le Mans confirmed what many expected – Ford are back and they are going to be extremely fast. The Blue Oval brigade dominated qualifying last night at the Circuit de la Sarthe with four of the top five times in the GTE-Pro class filled by the spectacular new Ford GT machines. Dirk Mueller set the provisional pole with a lap of 3:51.185 – a time that could stand with more rain expected...

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